Miller Nash Graham & Dunn attorneys represent start-up and established cannabis businesses in state and local jurisdictions and have worked with highly regulated businesses for decades.
When Initiative 502 passed in Washington in 2012, followed by Oregon’s Measure 91 in 2014, clients approached us for our regulatory and business advice. At first, we hesitated. We did not have experience with the then-existing industry, nor was this type of representation addressed by the Washington State Bar Association or widely accepted for traditional law firms. As our own clients pointed out, we had extensive experience providing guidance and counsel to highly regulated industries-including the gambling and liquor industries. After the Washington Supreme Court adopted a new comment to the Rules of Professional Conduct for attorneys, paving the way for such representation, we took on our first cannabis client.